With the exception of some new faces and Gossip Girl spoilers, not too much is known about the next season of our favorite show so far this summer.
Of course, we do know the basics, such as where the hot characters will be attending college now that their high school days have come to an end.
Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr), and Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) are all enrolled at New York University, so it made sense that the actors spent Monday night filming a scene at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School.
That institution lies in the heart of New York City’s Nolita neighborhood, far from the Upper East Side stomping grounds that the gang used to inhabit.
During the taping, which attracted a large crowd of fans who snapping photos and craning their necks to get a better view, Vanessa was "seen talking to an unidentified male, whom she enthusiastically introduced to Dan after he came over."
Think that was Scott (Chris Riggi) perhaps?
And as always with Blair Waldorf, fashion trumped both comfort and practicality. She looked gorgeous in a fitted red dress and sky-high white heels, but had obvious trouble getting up and down the steep steps outside the building as a result.
In between takes, Leighton Meester nervously tapped her over-sized purse against the side of her leg, avoiding eye contact with the spectators who had gathered.
Jessica Szohr, on the other hand, looked more classroom appropriate in a flowy yellow top, shorts and flats. Noticeably absent from the scene was Blake Lively, who will be in Rhode Island attending Brown when the show returns September 14.
Blake has been spotted on the set too, of course, and there are rumors of a Serena hookup with Carter Baizen as well as a quest to find her long-lost father Keith.
Safe to say her days at Brown are numbered before they begin?